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Second memorial for WW2 Spitfire pilot 75 years on

World War Two Spitfire pilot Harold Penketh's final remains have been cremated at a memorial service in Brighton and laid to rest in Hove.

The pilot crashed in Cambridgeshire in 1940 during a training exercise when he was just 20-years-old.

Most of his remains were found shortly after the crash but a fragment of bone was discovered during filming of the BBC's Countryfile at the crash site last month.

Sue Raftree from the Ministry of Defence's casualty and compassionate centre spoke to BBC Sussex.

Photos courtesy of Avivia Group Archive and Wildlife Trust BCN.

  • 19 Nov 2015
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